Rock and Roll Hall of fame shuns Fela despite massive fan votes

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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame reveals its 2021 Inductees, celebrating the most diverse list of Inductees in the history of the organization.

Despite getting a huge number of votes for Nigerian Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the organization passed up on Fela and revealed the inductees for 2021.

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Fela Anikulapo-Kuti

The Afrobeat legend, stands as one of the most prominent music industry figures in African history, which was reflected in the Fan Vote: Kuti came second among votes in his very first nomination, ahead of the Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, and Foo Fighters.

The Go-Go’s and Foo Fighters all made the list while Kuti is visibly missing in the list.

Rock and Roll Hall of fame 2021 inductees

This development begs the question as to why there was a fan vote at all? Maybe the organization needed Africa’s votes for traffic and nothing more.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States, on the shore of Lake Erie. The museum documents the history of rock music and the artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have influenced its development.

The timeframe in order to be considered for a Hall induction is simple: You have to wait 25 years after the release of your first record, and be very influential, popular etc all of which Fela was.

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